Keyword: Foreign Legion

French Foreign Legion officers on trial over training deaths

Four officers of France's Foreign Legion are on trial for alleged manslaughter over the deaths of six recruits in an avalanche in January 2016 while on a training exercise in the French Alps.

Five French foreign legion soldiers die in Alps avalanche

Six other members of a group of about 50 troops were injured after an avalanche hit their skiing exercise at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres.

Foreign Legion officers stand trial for death of recruit in training exercise

The Slovakian, 25, died in extreme conditions in a tough Horn of Africa desert training camp after he was refused water and made to climb steep slope.

French soldier killed in Mali

The death brings total number of French soldiers killed in Mali to eight since France launched military operations in the country in January 2013.